Tuesday, November 15, 2011

batman's fourth birthday party

atticus' birthday falls right on thanksgiving day this year, so we decided to celebrate early...especially since he'll probably end up sharing his birthday week with his little sister. it was a little bit short notice and thrown together but turned out so well!
thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us! it was a perfect day!

atticus was most excited about the spiderman bounce house. we rented it for a three hour block but they ended up delivering it the night before and not coming back until the next night so we got a full 24 hours which was probably atticus' favorite part. he loved that "spiderman slept in his backyard overnight." sharla and dal stayed with us over the weekend and brandon and cori's family came out friday night for dinner and partying since they had stuff going on saturday. it was perfect to have the bounce house friday night for all the cousins to play in.

batman birthday boy flying in his bounce house
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beck loved it too
although bouncing was not complete for him without carrying around a ball

beck calls all superheros batman at this point
so he was pretty excited each time he looked outside and saw "batman" back there

our original plan was to set up the bounce house in our living room (because it is currently furniture-less) but then realized that the pump/fan for the puppy is LOUD so he camped out in the backyard instead. it was the perfect day for it tho, so pretty and sunshiney!

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beck loving "batman"
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treats
treats
treats
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wish-making and candle-blowing
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cupcake-eating
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and more cupcake-eating
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sharla and dal had a little re-enactment of their cake-smashing wedding moment
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then we busted out la pinata
i'm always a little skeptical of these doodads since i remember a girl getting nailed in the head
at a party i was at when i was little. it sort of traumatized me on the whole pinata thing - so i kind
of cringed through this whole process hoping none of the littlies got hit. the pinata was a major hit tho.
every kid got a turn. we finally had to help shake out the candy at the end, which temporarily made atticus so sad,
but then he collected all his loot and felt much happier.

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the loot
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collecting so carefully
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then the present-opening

all the kids swarmed atticus while opening gifts
it was total mayhem and he loved every second of it
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needless to say...lots of superheros
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it was such a fun, fun day! we were so happy so many friends could make it.
every prayer atticus has said since last week has included great amounts of gratitude for the spiderman bounce house
and his birthday party and his cupcakes and all his superheros
it makes me laugh every time

happy birthday my sweet son
i love you like i've never loved anything in this world

2 comments:

Crazy Lady said...

what a great idea with the bounce house and how fun to see sharla on here!

i had the worst thought, when i read the last line you wrote about loving atticus i thought of my own first born boy and agreed but also would add that never have i been driven bonkers or annoyed by another person in my life. may that day never come to you but we are in full reality of it right now. how i could have such two strangely opposing feelings. enjoy all the sweet times for me!

Amanda & Garlan McCoy said...

I just got all caught up on the last
several posts (this whole moving thing has me way behind). Loved all the pics and I had to get used to Beck's new haircut too! Big hug and kisses from us up north - we can't wait to see you guys!